I am a PhD candidate at the ECE Department of Texas A&M University. My advisor is Prof. Alex Sprintson. My research is broadly in the area of coding for distributed storage focussing on the aspects of locality, availability, and security. My research interests are in the areas of algebraic coding theory, information theoretic security, network coding, and compressive sensing. 

I have been fortunate to work with Prof. Sidharth Jaggi from Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof. Emina Soljanin from Rutgers University, and Prof. Robert Calderbank from Duke University.

Before starting my PhD, I worked as a researcher at the Innovation Labs of TATA Consultancy Services, Bangalore. There I worked on the research theme "Error Control Coding for Futuristic Communications and Storage". Predominantly, I worked on incorporating Network Coding techniques and LDPC codes for erasure correction in distributed storage. I also worked a bit in Compressive Sensing and its application as an error/erasure control coding scheme.

I obtained my
master's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in Electrical Engineering Department with Signal Processing, Communications and Networking as a major in July 2009. I worked on "Multi-antenna Broadcast Channels with Limited Feedback" under the guidance of Prof. A. K. Chaturvedi


  • (Dec 2015) Attended excellent DIMACS workshop on "Network Coding: the Next 15 Years"
  • (Oct 2015) Paper in Allerton
  • (Sep 2015) Got invitation to attend Banff Workshop on Mathematical Coding Theory for Multimedia Streaming 
  • (Apr 2015) Papers accepted in ISIT
  • (Jan 2015) Paper accepted in ITW
  • (Dec 2014) Abstract got selected for Joint Math Meeting 2015 to be held at San Antonio
  • (Oct 2014) Giving a seminar in TAMU ISS Seminar series ("Coding for the Clouds: An Overview of Novel Erasure Codes for Distributed Storage")
  • (Oct 2014) Got selected for SP Coding School to be held at Brazil from Jan 18-31, 2015
  • (July 2014) Gave a talk at Bell Labs ("Reliable, Deniable, and Hidable Communication over Multi-path Networks" )
  • (June 2014) Gave a talk at University of Toronto ("Information-Theoretic Security for Communication and Storage: Looking Beyond the Perfect Secrecy")
  • (May 2014) Received NSF scholarship to attend North American School of Information Theory (NASIT) at Toronto, Canada  
  • (Apr 2014) Paper accepted in NetCod
  • (Apr 2014) Paper accepted in ISIT
  • (Jul 2013) Started internship at Chinese University of Hong Kong